Monday, May 18, 2009

A new empolyer...

So, as I said long ago, and as most of you probably already know... Jake is now under new management. He is his own boss now! Mwaha ha ha ha! :) He sells bullets online to those who like to reload their own. No powder, no casings, just the tips. His website is if you are interested in seeing a little of what he does(AND if you are into buying bullets yourself or if you know anyone who is, pass it along. :)).
I am truly amazed at how good he is at what he does. Not that I should be - he is, after all, incredibly awesome at everything he pursues. I am just so impressed at how well he handles this private business of his, considering he has never done anything like it before. He has done stucco for himself before, but this just seems so much more involved. He has excellent customer service skills. He is great at researching everything about the supplies he sells, so he is more than qualified to sell them. If his customers have any questions, he has a satisfying answer everytime. His customers have sent excellent feedback. Everyone states they recieve their purchases faster than from any other company. Several people have told him that they would rather buy their bullets from him than the well known company they were purchasing from before. He works very hard and is GREAT at it!
He got his buddy, Todd, in on it, too. Todd builds websites so he is the reason there is a website at all and why it looks SO good. He also helps alot with the financial aspect of the business. He assists in packaging the bullets which helps Jake quite a bit. Jake would have me help with that part, but I have our kids to look after. Thanks to Leonard, they have a place to keep their bullets and package them so they are not all over my living room. YEA!! Thank you Todd and Leonard!
This is an all around good thing for us. He works in the mornings now, so we get to have him with us at night. SO GOOD FOR FAMILY LIFE. Granted, he still has to answer emails, texts, phone calls, and research prices and other info in the evenings. It is very worth it to us. Jake loves doing it because it is one of his passions. The hours are not as long and we love having daddy at home.
We will see how it goes this year. If it doesn't work out for some reason, law school here we come. It is going wonderfully for now.


Lisa said...

Wow! That's really cool! May I suggest the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" to get tips on how to build the business even further? Plus, if you wrap the business in a corporation you can write everything off - even utility bills of where Jake is working! :) Good luck!!!

Angie said...

That's awesome! Good for Jake. I told Ajay about it and he just might buy some bullets. That's of course to use when we get back to Florida because that's not a possibility here. Very cool.

Erin said...

Hey kristina,

Haha, thanks for saying hi! You had such sweet things to say, I can't believe it! Thanks for all the compliments, though i don't think they are really warranted!

Your little guys are so sweet! How far apart are they? They seem pretty close in age like my two...

So, I have a canon 5d, and I use photoshop cs3. Both are kind of expensive, that we happened to get on great deals, but there are many dslr's out there if you don't want to spend so much. I think most on the market are really great if you know how to use them... Hope that helps.

So you had lasik? I liked it. I was SUPER blind before and it is pretty amazing that I don't have to worry about it anymore. I have to have one of my eyes touched up in a few weeks, but other than that I have really liked it. Of course I am a worrier and part of me wonders what will happen in the future with it, (probably nothing) but all in all I am very glad I did it. How did it turn out for you? I was so scared, but it didn't end up being bad at all.. :)

Anyway, thanks again for saying hi. I totally appreciate it!

Oh and it looks like you are potty training like me. Only with better luck! haha. Good luck. I may need tips.